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Teachers must help their students “be believing” as they address questions of faith and doubt in their classrooms, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught during a broadcast for seminary and institute instructors held on June 12.
“The message that we have is ‘doubt not, but be believing,’” said Elder Renlund.
Speaking with his wife, Sister Ruth L. Renlund, in the Conference Center Little Theater in downtown Salt Lake City—and to thousands of instructors around the world after the talks were translated into 40 languages—the couple explored how choosing faith, rather than doubt, is how individuals—and those they teach—are able to come unto the Savior.
The annual broadcast was for the more than 50,000 seminary and institute teachers in 140 countries throughout the world responsible for teaching 262,778 stake seminary students, 138,956 released-time seminary students, and more than 335,000 institute students. Other speakers included Elder Kim B. Clark, General Authority Seventy and Commissioner of Church Education, and Chad H Webb, administrator in the Church Educational System.
The topic of “faith and doubt” is something teachers face in their classrooms daily.
Starting with a parable of a person who has been capsized at sea, the Renlunds compared the stranded swimmer to a student navigating his or her way today.
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